|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(Hebrews `ain, "the bright open source, the eye of the landscape"). To be carefully distinguished from "well" (q.v.). "Springs" mentioned in Joshua 10:40 (Hebrews `ashdoth) should rather be "declivities" or "slopes" (R.V.), i.e., the undulating ground lying between the lowlands (the shephelah) and the central range of hills.
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (v. i.) To leap; to bound; to jump.
2. (v. i.) To issue with speed and violence; to move with activity; to dart; to shoot.
3. (v. i.) To start or rise suddenly, as from a covert.
4. (v. i.) To fly back; as, a bow, when bent, springs back by its elastic power.
5. (v. i.) To bend from a straight direction or plane surface; to become warped; as, a piece of timber, or a plank, sometimes springs in seasoning.
6. (v. i.) To shoot up, out, or forth; to come to the light; to begin to appear; to emerge; as a plant from its seed, as streams from their source, and the like; -often followed by up, forth, or out.
7. (v. i.) To issue or proceed, as from a parent or ancestor; to result, as from a cause, motive, reason, or principle.
8. (v. i.) To grow; to prosper.
9. (v. t.) To cause to spring up; to start or rouse, as game; to cause to rise from the earth, or from a covert; as, to spring a pheasant.
10. (v. t.) To produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly.
11. (v. t.) To cause to explode; as, to spring a mine.
12. (v. t.) To crack or split; to bend or strain so as to weaken; as, to spring a mast or a yard.
13. (v. t.) To cause to close suddenly, as the parts of a trap operated by a spring; as, to spring a trap.
14. (v. t.) To bend by force, as something stiff or strong; to force or put by bending, as a beam into its sockets, and allowing it to straighten when in place; -- often with in, out, etc.; as, to spring in a slat or a bar.
15. (v. t.) To pass over by leaping; as, to spring a fence.
16. (n.) A leap; a bound; a jump.
17. (n.) A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its former state by elasticity; as, the spring of a bow.
18. (v. i.) Elastic power or force.
19. (n.) An elastic body of any kind, as steel, India rubber, tough wood, or compressed air, used for various mechanical purposes, as receiving and imparting power, diminishing concussion, regulating motion, measuring weight or other force.
20. (v. i.) Any source of supply; especially, the source from which a stream proceeds; as issue of water from the earth; a natural fountain.
21. (v. i.) Any active power; that by which action, or motion, is produced or propagated; cause; origin; motive.
22. (v. i.) That which springs, or is originated, from a source;
23. (n.) A race; lineage.
24. (n.) A youth; a springal.
25. (n.) A shoot; a plant; a young tree; also, a grove of trees; woodland.
26. (v. i.) That which causes one to spring; specifically, a lively tune.
27. (n.) The season of the year when plants begin to vegetate and grow; the vernal season, usually comprehending the months of March, April, and May, in the middle latitudes north of the equator.
28. (n.) The time of growth and progress; early portion; first stage.
29. (n.) A crack or fissure in a mast or yard, running obliquely or transversely.
30. (n.) A line led from a vessel's quarter to her cable so that by tightening or slacking it she can be made to lie in any desired position; a line led diagonally from the bow or stern of a vessel to some point upon the wharf to which she is moored.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
See FOUNTAIN; WELL.
Spring (122 Occurrences)
Matthew 4:16 The people that sat in darkness Saw a great light, And to them that sat in the region and shadow of death, To them did light spring up. (ASV)
Matthew 13:7 Some falls among the thorns; but the thorns spring up and stifle it. (WEY)
Mark 4:7 Some, again, falls among the thorns; and the thorns spring up and stifle it, so that it yields no crop. (WEY)
Mark 4:27 and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring up and grow, he doesn't know how. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT)
John 4:14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never thirst again; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life." (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 14:14 and having heard, the apostles Barnabas and Paul, having rent their garments, did spring into the multitude, crying (YLT)
Acts 17:26 He caused to spring from one forefather people of every race, for them to live on the whole surface of the earth, and marked out for them an appointed span of life and the boundaries of their homes; (WEY)
Romans 15:12 Again, Isaiah says, "There will be the root of Jesse, he who arises to rule over the Gentiles; in him the Gentiles will hope." (See NIV)
Colossians 1:5 because of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the Good News, (See NIV)
1 Thessalonians 2:3 For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deception. (See RSV NIV)
Hebrews 12:15 looking carefully lest there be any man who falls short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and many be defiled by it; (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
James 3:11 Does a spring send out from the same opening fresh and bitter water? (WEB RSV NIV)
James 3:12 Can a fig tree, my brothers, yield olives, or a vine figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh water. (WEB NIV)
James 5:7 Be patient therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it, until it receives the early and late rain. (See NIV)
James 5:18 and again he prayed, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth caused its fruit to spring forth. (DBY)
Revelation 21:6 He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give freely to him who is thirsty from the spring of the water of life. (WEB NAS NIV)
Genesis 1:11 And God said, Let the earth cause grass to spring up, herb producing seed, fruit-trees yielding fruit after their kind, the seed of which is in them, on the earth. And it was so. (DBY)
Genesis 16:7 And the Angel of Jehovah found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur. (DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 18:10 And he said, I will certainly come back to you in the spring, and Sarah your wife will have a son. And his words came to the ears of Sarah who was at the back of the tent-door. (BBE RSV)
Genesis 18:14 Is there any wonder which the Lord is not able to do? At the time I said, in the spring, I will come back to you, and Sarah will have a child. (BBE RSV)
Genesis 24:13 Behold, I am standing by the spring of water. The daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water. (WEB BBE NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 24:16 The young lady was very beautiful to look at, a virgin, neither had any man known her. She went down to the spring, filled her pitcher, and came up. (WEB BBE NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 24:20 And after putting the water from her vessel into the animals' drinking-place, she went quickly back to the spring and got water for all the camels. (BBE)
Genesis 24:29 Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban. Laban ran out to the man, to the spring. (WEB BBE NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 24:30 It happened, when he saw the ring, and the bracelets on his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, "This is what the man said to me," that he came to the man. Behold, he was standing by the camels at the spring. (WEB BBE NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 24:42 I came this day to the spring, and said,'Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, if now you do prosper my way which I go- (WEB BBE NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 24:43 behold, I am standing by this spring of water. Let it happen, that the maiden who comes forth to draw, to whom I will say, "Give me, I pray you, a little water from your pitcher to drink," (WEB BBE NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 24:45 Before I had finished speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder. She went down to the spring, and drew. I said to her,'Please let me drink.' (WEB BBE NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 26:19 Isaac's servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS RSV)
Genesis 26:20 But the herdmen of Gerar had a fight with Isaac's herdmen, for they said, The spring is ours: so he gave the spring the name of Esek, because there was a fight about it. (BBE)
Genesis 35:11 And God said to him, I am God, the Ruler of all: be fertile, and have increase; a nation, truly a group of nations, will come from you, and kings will be your offspring; (Root in BBE WBS RSV)
Genesis 49:22 "Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine by a spring. His branches run over the wall. (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 11:36 Nevertheless a spring or a cistern in which water is a gathered shall be clean: but that which touches their carcass shall be unclean. (WEB DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Numbers 21:15 And the spring of the brooks, Which turned aside to the dwelling of Ar, And hath leaned to the border of Moab.' (YLT)
Numbers 21:17 Then sang Israel this song: "Spring up, well; sing to it: (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 8:7 For Yahweh your God brings you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of springs, and underground water flowing into valleys and hills; (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 11:14 that I have given the rain of your land in its season -- sprinkling and gathered -- and thou hast gathered thy corn, and thy new wine, and thine oil, (See NIV)
Deuteronomy 33:22 And of Dan he said, Dan is a young lion, springing out from Bashan. (Root in BBE DBY NIV)
Deuteronomy 33:28 Israel dwells in safety; the fountain of Jacob alone, In a land of grain and new wine. Yes, his heavens drop down dew. (See NIV)
Joshua 15:9 The border extended from the top of the mountain to the spring of the waters of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of Mount Ephron; and the border extended to Baalah (the same is Kiriath Jearim); (WEB DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 15:19 She said, "Give me a blessing. Because you have set me in the land of the South, give me also springs of water." He gave her the upper springs and the lower springs. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 18:15 The south quarter was from the farthest part of Kiriath Jearim. The border went out westward, and went out to the spring of the waters of Nephtoah. (WEB DBY RSV NIV)
Judges 1:15 She said to him, "Give me a blessing; for that you have set me in the land of the South, give me also springs of water." Then Caleb gave her the upper springs and the lower springs. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 7:1 Then Jerubbaal, who is Gideon, and all the people who were with him, rose up early, and encamped beside the spring of Harod: and the camp of Midian was on the north side of them, by the hill of Moreh, in the valley. (WEB ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 15:19 But God split the hollow place that is in Lehi, and water came out of it. When he had drunk, his spirit came again, and he revived: therefore its name was called En Hakkore, which is in Lehi, to this day. (See NIV)
Judges 19:25 But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go. (KJV JPS ASV WBS)
1 Samuel 9:26 They arose early: and it happened about the spring of the day, that Samuel called to Saul on the housetop, saying, "Get up, that I may send you away." Saul arose, and they went out both of them, he and Samuel, abroad. (WEB KJV ASV WBS)
1 Samuel 29:1 Now the Philistines gathered together all their armies to Aphek: and the Israelites encamped by the spring which is in Jezreel. (WEB DBY NAS NIV)
2 Samuel 10:5 and they declare 'it' to David, and he sendeth to meet them, for the men have been greatly ashamed, and the king saith, 'Abide in Jericho till your beard doth spring up -- then ye have returned.' (YLT)
2 Samuel 11:1 Now in the spring, at the time when kings go out to war, David sent Joab and his servants and all Israel with him; and they made waste the land of the children of Ammon, and took up their position before Rabbah, shutting it in. But David was still at Jerusalem. (BBE NAS RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 23:5 For -- not so 'is' my house with God; For -- a covenant age-during He made with me, Arranged in all things, and kept; For -- all my salvation, and all desire, For -- He hath not caused 'it' to spring up. (YLT)
1 Kings 20:22 The prophet came near to the king of Israel, and said to him, "Go, strengthen yourself, and mark, and see what you do; for at the return of the year the king of Syria will come up against you." (See RSV NIV)
1 Kings 20:26 It happened at the return of the year, that Ben Hadad mustered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel. (See RSV NIV)
2 Kings 2:21 He went out to the spring of the waters, and threw salt into it, and said, "Thus says Yahweh,'I have healed these waters. There shall not be from there any more death or miscarrying.'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 4:17 The woman conceived, and bore a son at that season, when the time came around, as Elisha had said to her. (See RSV)
2 Kings 13:20 And death came to Elisha and they put his body into the earth. Now in the spring of the year, armed bands of Moabites frequently came, overrunning the land. (BBE NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 18:31 Do not give ear to Hezekiah, for this is what the king of Assyria says: Make peace with me and come out to me; and everyone will be free to take the fruit of his vine and of his fig-tree, and the water of his spring; (BBE)
1 Chronicles 20:1 Now in the spring, at the time when kings go out to war, Joab went out at the head of the armed forces and made waste all the land of the Ammonites and put his men in position before Rabbah, shutting it in. But David was still at Jerusalem. And Joab took Rabbah and made it waste. (BBE NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 24:23 Now in the spring, the army of the Aramaeans came up against him; they came against Judah and Jerusalem, putting to death all the great men of the people and sending all the goods they took from them to the king of Damascus. (BBE)
2 Chronicles 32:30 This same Hezekiah also stopped the upper spring of the waters of Gihon, and brought them straight down on the west side of the city of David. Hezekiah prospered in all his works. (WEB JPS ASV BBE NIV)
2 Chronicles 33:14 Now after this he built an outer wall to the city of David, on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entrance at the fish gate; and he encircled Ophel with it, and raised it up to a very great height: and he put valiant captains in all the fortified cities of Judah. (See NIV)
2 Chronicles 36:10 In the spring of the year King Nebuchadnezzar sent and took him away to Babylon, with the beautiful vessels of the house of the Lord, and made Zedekiah, his father's brother, king over Judah and Jerusalem. (BBE RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 2:14 Then I went on to the spring gate and to the king's pool: but there was no place for the animal that was under me to pass. (WEB)
Nehemiah 3:15 The spring gate repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of the district of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up its doors, its bolts, and its bars, and the wall of the pool of Shelah by the king's garden, even to the stairs that go down from the city of David. (WEB)
Nehemiah 12:37 By the spring gate, and straight before them, they went up by the stairs of the city of David, at the ascent of the wall, above the house of David, even to the water gate eastward. (WEB)
Job 5:5 Their produce is taken by him who has no food, and their grain goes to the poor, and he who is in need of water gets it from their spring. (BBE)
Job 5:6 For affliction doesn't come forth from the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NIV)
Job 8:19 Behold, this is the joy of his way: out of the earth, others shall spring. (WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV)
Job 29:23 They waited for me as for the rain. Their mouths drank as with the spring rain. (WEB BBE NAS RSV NIV)
Job 38:27 to satisfy the waste and desolate ground, to cause the tender grass to spring forth? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Psalms 36:9 For with you is the spring of life. In your light shall we see light. (WEB)
Psalms 74:15 You opened up spring and stream. You dried up mighty rivers. (WEB BBE NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 84:6 Passing through the valley of Weeping, they make it a place of springs. Yes, the autumn rain covers it with blessings. (Root in WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 85:11 Truth springs out of the earth. Righteousness has looked down from heaven. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 92:7 though the wicked spring up as the grass, and all the evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NIV)
Psalms 104:14 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, And herb for the service of man; That he may bring forth food out of the earth, (See JPS YLT)
Psalms 114:8 who turned the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a spring of waters. (WEB BBE RSV NIV)
Psalms 132:17 There I cause to spring up a horn for David, I have arranged a lamp for Mine anointed. (YLT NAS)
Psalms 147:8 Who covereth the heavens with clouds, Who prepareth rain for the earth, Who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. (See JPS YLT)
Proverbs 5:18 Let your spring be blessed. Rejoice in the wife of your youth. (WEB)
Proverbs 10:11 The mouth of the righteous is a spring of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked. (WEB)
Proverbs 13:14 The teaching of the wise is a spring of life, to turn from the snares of death. (WEB)
Proverbs 16:15 In the light of the king's face is life. His favor is like a cloud of the spring rain. (WEB BBE NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 25:26 Like a muddied spring, and a polluted well, so is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ecclesiastes 4:4 And I saw that the cause of all the work and of everything which is done well was man's envy of his neighbour. This again is to no purpose and a desire for wind. (See NIV)
Ecclesiastes 12:6 before the silver cord is severed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is broken at the spring, or the wheel broken at the cistern, (WEB NIV)
Song of Songs 4:12 A locked up garden is my sister, my bride; a locked up spring, a sealed fountain. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Song of Songs 4:15 You are a fountain of gardens, a spring of living waters, and flowing waters from Lebanon. (BBE NAS)
Isaiah 11:1 And there will come a rod out of the broken tree of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots will give fruit. (See NAS)
Isaiah 14:29 Be not glad, O Philistia, all of you, because the rod which was on you is broken: for out of the snake's root will come a poison-snake, and its fruit will be a winged poison-snake. (See NIV)
Isaiah 30:14 And he will let it be broken as a potter's vessel is broken: it will be smashed to bits without mercy; so that there will not be a bit in which one may take fire from the fireplace, or water from the spring. (BBE)
Isaiah 34:1 Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is in it; the world, and all things that spring from it. (WBS NAS)
Isaiah 36:16 Do not give ear to Hezekiah, for this is what the king of Assyria says, Make peace with me, and come out to me; and everyone will be free to take the fruit of his vine and of his fig-tree, and the water of his spring; (BBE)
Isaiah 42:9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing. It springs forth now. Don't you know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 44:4 and they will spring up among the grass, as willows by the watercourses. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 45:8 Distil, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness. Let the earth open, that it may bring forth salvation, and let it cause righteousness to spring up with it. I, Yahweh, have created it. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 55:10 For, as come down doth the shower, And the snow from the heavens, And thither returneth not, But hath watered the earth, And hath caused it to yield, and to spring up, And hath given seed to the sower, and bread to the eater, (YLT)
Isaiah 58:8 Then your light shall break forth as the morning, and your healing shall spring forth speedily; and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of Yahweh shall be your rear guard. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Isaiah 58:11 and Yahweh will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in dry places, and make strong your bones; and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters don't fail. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)